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Vikings fall to Raiders, 44-40

By Jeff Holmes · January 8th, 2020
"It was a weird game...there was no flow to it."Those were the words of Vinton-Shellsburg boys' basketball coach Joe Johnson after his Vikings dropped a 44-40 decision to Williamsburg Tuesday night at the Garrison Fieldhouse.The Vikes trailed 11-9 after one period and were within one in the last minute of the half, but a pair of Raider treys upped the margin to eight at intermission, 25-17.

Vikings come back to stop STC, 41-33

By Jeff Holmes · January 4th, 2020
Sam Griffith and CJ Rickels combined for 30 points to help lead the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings to a 41-33 WaMaC conference road win at South Tama Friday night.After an ice cold first half that saw the two teams combine for a total of six point in the second quarter, Coach Joe Johnson’s Vikings overcame a 19-14 deficit to roll to the win.

Vikettes blast STC, 61-25

By Jeff Holmes · January 4th, 2020
The Vinton-Shellsburg Vikettes got the new decade off to a great start Friday night, with a 61-25 rout of South Tama at the Garrison Fieldhouse. Coach Rich Haisman's Vikettes (5-4 overall, 4-4 in the WaMaC)had things their own way all night against the Trojans, leading 20-4 after one and 38-17 at intermission.

Vikettes close the decade beating Benton, 53-42

By Jeff Holmes · December 21st, 2019
“We really wanted this one,” said Vinton-Shellsburg girls’ basketball coach Rich Haisman. “You always want that last win…and that was the last win, in the last game of DECADE!”The first-year Vikette coach nailed it. Behind 17 points from Lucy Howes-Vonstein, 11 from Taryn Sutton and a 10-point breakout performance from freshman Alyssa Griffith, V-S downed arch-rival Benton Community, 53-42 Friday night at Garrison Fieldhouse.

IMCA junior national championship announced for 2020

By IMCA · December 18th, 2019
IMCA’s first junior national champion will be crowned in 2020. Drivers between the ages of 13 and 18 in all eight IMCA divisions will compete for the title, with point standings to be based on the best 20 finishes in their first 40 starts. The junior national champion will be given the same accolades as national champions in each of those divisions during the IMCA awards banquet in November and receive a trophy, ring and jacket.

VS/CPU swimmers finish 5th at Grinnell

By Jeff Holmes · December 17th, 2019
GRINNELL — Coach Rob Levis’ Vinton-Shellsburg/CPU swimmers had a big day Saturday as they brought home a fifth-place finish from the rugged Grinnell Invitational. VS/CPU finished with 187 points for the day, and were led by some solid top 8 finishes. Carter Kirtz finished second in the 100 breaststroke in time of 1:04.

Another big night for Tour De Lights

By Jeff Holmes · December 17th, 2019
VINTON — Nearly 50 runners and walkers braved the chilly temperatures Sunday night for the annual Tour De Lights 5K fund raiser for Vinton-Shellsburg’s track and cross-country programs. Jason Yessak — a member of the Wartburg College cross-country and track programs — was the overall winner in a time of 17:29.

Mount Vernon stampedes Vikings, 72-44

By Jeff Holmes · December 17th, 2019
MOUNT VERNON — A stunning second quarter blitz sent Coach Joe Johnson’s Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings to a 72-44 loss Friday night in WaMaC Conference play. The Vikes (2-3 overall, 1-3 in the conference) trailed 15-9 after one period, but the Mustangs hit them with a 30-point deluge in the second period and that six-point margin became a 45-14 halftime bulge.

Viking matman go 1-4 at STC tournament

By Jeff Holmes · December 17th, 2019
TAMA — The short-handed Vinton-Shellsburg wrestlers went 1-4 for the day at the rugged South Tama dual meet tournament. But with only eight of 14 weights filled, Coach Brian Sheston Vikings still made some strong showings. The Vikings rolled past Iowa City Regina, 42-12, but dropped duals to Des Moines East 54-27, Solon 59-12, South Tama 59-21 and Dubuque Wahlert 35-33.

Vikettes roll past Mustangs, 48-35

By 4th St. Diner · December 16th, 2019
    VINTON — Balanced scoring a big run to start the second propelled Coach Rich Haisman's Vinton-Shellsburg Vikettes to their third win of the season with a 48-35 win over Mount Vernon Friday night at Garrison Fieldhouse.     After week of heartbreaking losses on the court to Solon and Beckman and heartbreaking losses of the court with knee injuries to junior Aza Swayzer and sophomore Ali Smith, the Vikettes (3-3, 2-3 in conference play) had a breakout performance against the a Mustang team that had just come off a 43-33 win over Wi...

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